Festival of Austrian Film
April 4–9, 2024, Graz

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Brand der Schwimmhalle
Feature Film, AT 1968, Farbe, 3 min., stumm
Diagonale 2018

Director: Idar Alfred Johannessen


From a teenager’s perspective, the province is a particularly backward habitat, which is too tight, too small, too much out of fashion and has to be left behind. A change can be brought about by a burning swimming pool that promises action, intoxication; and hormones that blend out the province, or by breaking the structures that make up what we mean when we say “provincial.”

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